Deep Berry, shown above, was a "radical" choice for me. I'm sure Light Nectar or Light Pink would have been more appropriate, but I really wanted to see Deep Berry. Into my shopping cart it went. I only had $25 to lose, right?
Brighten up! Infused with pure maracuja oil, this brightening cheek tint is loaded with antioxidant-rich nutrients. Effortlessly dab and blend the gel-like texture to the apples of your cheeks to experience the true uniqueness and the cooling sensation of the pure undiluted maracuja in this blush.
So far, so good. This Cheek Tint comes with a pump top, so you have to pump a small amount to an intermediary location. I pumped it into my palm. You can apply the tint with a brush or your fingers (pat, pat, pat, hope it looks even). I used a sponge-tipped applicator for my swatch photos, but I use a brush on my face. Check out my swatch photos, and you will see a scary dot of the unblended shade and a much larger swatch of the blended shade.
Believe me, Maracuja Cheek Tint won't come off. Here's what I had to do to remove it from my arm.
- Soap and water didn't work. Didn't touch it.
- Oily long-wear makeup remover didn't work. Didn't touch it.
- An abrasive exfoliator/scrub didn't work. It was still as bright as it was when I applied it.
- I was desperate. I reached for the Clorox bottle and used 100% Clorox. That took it off my palm and arm with a little rubbing. I would not recommend that you try this method of removal on your face.
The Deep Berry color is pretty. It is better suited to medium or dark skin. It is sheer and buildable, and I can wear it on my ultra-fair skin if I blend it out significantly. Still, it's not my shade. After trying it, I know I should have selected one of the shades I listed above.
I purchased my Maracuja Cheek Tint at Tarte's Web site. I don't see it at Sephora. Maybe it's a Tarte exclusive. If you can't keep your cheek color on your cheeks, hop over to Tarte.
Photo at top courtesy of Tarte; other photos by Best Things in Beauty